Topic / Catholicism

Spanish nun sparks fury by claiming Mary was not a virgin

Sister Lucia Caram, 51, popular in Spain for her TV cookery programmes and her outspoken political views, has upset the Catholic Church by claiming that Mary was no virgin. The nun, who has 180,000 followers on Twitter, received a sharp rebuke after she said on a chat show at the weekend that she didn’t really […]

Knights of Malta head quits after condom row with Pope

Grand Master Matthew Festing, 67,  pictured above, has resigned after becoming embroiled in a public dispute with the Pope over a condom distribution programme. His resignation, according to this report, comes after German aristocrat Albrecht von Boeselager was dismissed over the condom programme last month. Festing had refused to cooperate with a Vatican inquiry into […]

Horoscopes are ridiculous but Satan is real says exorcist

Mexican priest Father Francisco López Sedano, above, dismissed horoscopes as ‘ridiculous’ in a recent interview. Thinking that the stars influence our lives is “the biggest lie,” Lopez said. They’re a million miles away! They are bodies made up of metals and gases, how are they going to influence us? The same goes for magic, which is […]

Inquiry exposes widespread child abuse in Northern Ireland

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA), headed by Sir Anthony Hart, above, reveals that children’s homes run by churches and charities in Northern Ireland were the scene of widespread abuse and mistreatment of young residents. Sir Anthony, according to the BBC, said the largest number of complaints received related to four Sisters of Nazareth homes. […]

Comedian’s ‘haunted bread’ comment sparks investigation

Father Kevin McNamara, above, has lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) over what he claimed was the ‘ridiculing of the Eucharist’ on the Late Late Show. McNamara went scuttling off to the TV watchdog after comedian David Chambers referred to the Eucharist as “haunted bread” on show. According to this report, the […]

Cardinal: ‘Soon we’ll all be Muslims because of atheism’

Monsignor Carlo Liberati, above, bishop emeritus of Pompeii, has warned that ‘atheism’ and ‘paganism’ – along with the acceptance of moral decadence that ‘goes against God’ – are to blame for the increasing Islamisation of Italy and other parts of Europe. According to this report, he said: In 10 years we will all be Muslims […]

Spanish couples are rejecting Catholic Church weddings

Church weddings have hit an all time low in Spain. Only 22.2 percent of 68,560 couples tied the knot in Spain’s dwindling number of Catholic Churches in the first half of 2016. According to The Olive Press, this is a huge fall from the same period in the year 2000, when 75 percent had a […]

Philippines: Catholic Church loses contraception battle

For years the Catholic Church has fought tooth and nail to prevent women in the Philippines from accessing contraception, despite the fact that the the country has one of the fastest-growing populations in Asia, and that 70 percent of the population supports birth control measures. Well, this week the Church and its “pro-life” allies were […]

Should ex-atheist Zuckerberg now embrace Catholicism?

Christians have been crowing ever since Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg told the world on Christmas day that he was no longer an atheist and ‘I now believe religion is very important’. Kathy Schiffer, of The National Catholic Register claimed that Zuckerberg has “embarked on a journey toward God” and immediately took an opportunity to nudge him […]

Italian priest is accused of staging church rectory orgies

Father Andrea Contin, above, a parish priest in the northern city of Padua in Veneto, is under police investigation following accusations that he organised orgies in his rectory and pimped out up to 15 of his lovers. According to this report, he is being investigated for of living off “immoral earnings and psychological violence”. A […]